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May 7, 2013 2:00am PDT
with the disconnect that i was alluding to earlier between how science deals with this question and how lawyers deal with this question is that you actually get a fundamental disconnect between the two systems. so you mentioned that lack of emotional control or lack of ability to control your preferences might lead to insanity, but, in fact, in most jurisdictions as you know, that's not true. after hanky was acquitted under the american law institute test because he could not control his behavior, congress in most state jurisdictions changed the law, got rid of the lack of emotional test, the a.l.i. test and now in most jurisdictions, the nontest requires that you demonstrate that you can't distinguish right from wrong. so now we have, and again, the law uses science for the law's own purposes, but what is problematic here is the disconnect. from the criminal side, if you lack emotional control, you go to prison because you can't win under the test because the test doesn't apply. when you walk out of prison and you lack emotional control, you get civilly committed. so what we have is a fundamental d
May 7, 2013 5:30pm PDT
visits san francisco's exploratorium, a science and technology center with a hands- on approach that peaks the imaginations of children and adults alike. >> we know we have a good exhibit when the person laughs and turns around and says to anybody passing "hey, look at this!" that's a good exhibit. >> brown: how much are across- the-board federal spending cuts hitting programs around the country? we check in with public media colleagues in three states. >> suarez: and we have a story about preserving the nation's culturaldentity, contained in millis of pieces of film, video, and audio gathered over more than 100 years. >> there's a belief among the younger generation that everything has been digitized, that that ever existed before or will soon be and will be available on the internet and that's factually not accurate. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> more than two years ago, the people of b.p. made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. today, the beaches and gu
May 8, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, as we have here, we can't get the answers through science. interestingly enough, if you start looking around, you know, watch the news mags. people think religion doesn't count. i swear, about every fifth major news magazine has on the cover something about religion, and here we have, of course, "science finds god." well, it's about time. whooo, yes! very interesting article. science- science, with its own authority and its own methods and own mythology and own rituals, a chance to find answers about the unexplainable. religion goes about it in a very different way, but very interesting how scientists are coming together. yeah, jamie? >> what issue was that? >> let me find out. let's see, it says january 1st, year 2000. just kidding. this is july 20, 1998- just put out in the newsstands, i think. so there we have it, you know, it's ways of knowing, ways of coming about it here. science uses its own terminology, but there's this fascinating way of knowing that i think- actually, if you read that article, you find that many very accomplished scientists are coming around to legitimizing
May 10, 2013 11:35pm PDT
>>> dickey: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight, mel brooks, science bob pflugfelder, and music from the airborne toxic event. with cleto and the cletones. and now, what more can i say, here's jimmy kimmel! [ applause ] >> jimmy: i'm jimmy. thanks for watching. here you're watching on a great night tonight. usually when i say you're watching a great night, i'm lying. but tonight it's actually the truth. tonight, we have mel brooks, science bob pflugfelder, and music from the airborne toxic event. so try to stay away wake. tonight on the program, here's some of the demonstrations bob pflugfelder has done on the show before. >> whoa! >> wow! [ applause ] >> jimmy: tonight, he will be igniting a rainbow of fire, a hunl multipronged toilet paper weapon and he built personal hover crafts for us. you know, i tell you, when i was a kid, they used to have ads in the back of the kmomic books, build your own hovercraft. even in the kid when my imagination was vast, i knew i was too dumb to build one by myself. so i decided to get my own talk show to get smart to build one for m
May 5, 2013 8:15pm EDT
for the health sciences at north eastern and told the title from a quote from an essay i forced my freshman to read, illness is the night side of life, more honors than citizen. everyone born holds dual citizenship in the congress dome of the well and sick. although we prerve to use the good passports, sooner or later we are abliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of the other place. for me, writing this is a blurring of all the different divisions and crossovers as a health and science writer, as a health science writing instructor, as well as a patient, so that's a little bit about the book in the context of that, but from the first passage i'm going to read is from chapter 4. as i mentioned, it's a cron loming call book, with brief background, picks up in the 1940s and 50s. in the early chapters, i explore patient rates, medical ethics in the various social justice movements of the 60s and 70s. the civil rights movement, the disability rights movement, and the women's health movement, and their influence on chronic illness in modern day doctor-patient relationshi
May 8, 2013 3:00pm PDT
to another meeting, from the breast cancer fund, we have my two science leaders, [inaudible] and janet gray, so science questions galor, they can handle them all, policy questions, we'll have to deflect some of those to nancy for another time, so what i'm going to present today is what we call our healthy home and healthy world tours, i'll talk a little bit about who the breast cancer fund is and then we're going to walk through kind of the rooms in your home talking about tips for avoiding exposures that are linked to breast cancer and i will talk a little bit about the different chemicals, where they're found, things you can do to avoid them and also some policies, and then we'll kind of go beyond the home to talk about the kinds of exposures that might be not within our control in the house but elsewhere. and it looks like i have videos so that is good. so, the breast cancer fund is a national organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating the environmental exposures linked o the disease, mostly we talk about chemicals and radiation that are linked to breast cancer, we a
May 11, 2013 4:00pm EDT
peace cd as well as other chronic illnesses. i also teach writing for the health sciences at northeastern and chose the book's title from a susan sontag quote from an essay that i forced my freshman to read. alan @booktv on this is the men's side of life. everyone who was born holds dual citizenship in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sec. although we all prefer to use the get passport, sinner later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of another place. so for me, writing this is a sort of blurring of all of these different divisions and crossovers. as a health and science writer, writing instructor as well as a patient. so that is a little bit about the book in the context of that, but the first passage i will read is from chapter four, and as i mentioned, this is a chronological but that after some brief historical background picks up in the 1940's and 50's's. in the early chapters i explore a patient's right to medical ethics, and the various social justice movements of the 60's and 70's. the civil rights moveme
May 12, 2013 1:00pm EDT
is a professor of the hit tree of science at stanford. this is his most recent book. "golden holocost." professor, when were cigarettes invented? >> it depends on how you look at this as essential. cigarette can be thought of as a nicotine delivery device we can think of it as a small cigar in which case they go even further back or you can talk about tobacco wrapped in paper, in which it begins really in spain in the 17th century with people in seville, spain, and then it doesn't really do much until the middle east runs out of pipe tobacco and they start rolling tobacco and ammunition pieces of paper. so it's mainly a 19th century phenomenon. this includes the rolling of tobacco. where instead of having these girls and women roll cigarettes, that they could roll 200 or 500 per day, suddenly these machines, they could roll 100 of them per day and you have to dispose of a massive amount of cigarette and such an enormous quantity it becomes attend of a price of massmarketing. >> how many people in the world smoke today? >> it is about a billion and a half people out of 7 billion people. the chines
May 13, 2013 1:00am EDT
robert proctor from the history and science in stanford in this is his most recent book, "golden holocaust" origins of the cigarette catastrophe and the case for abolition" professor proctor when were cigarettes invented? >> the party take it is essential. a kid be either nicotine delivery device which they go back to the small cigar, or tobacco wrapped in paper in which case it begins in spain in the 17th century with people in spain rolling tobacco scrap into old newspapers but then in an 18th-century with the middle east they've run out of pipe tobacco so they start rolling tobacco is an old ammunition pieces of paper to smoke that. it is me in the 19th century phenomenon. the has grown really big in the 1860's then explodes with the invention of mechanize rolling of tobacco wear instead of having a limited role cigarettes you could have 500 per day now all the sudden they have 100,000. as a result you have a program of basically having disposed of a massive serb plus that are produced in such a quantity the price drops dramatically in tobacco goes from a luxury to a comment o
May 7, 2013 4:00am PDT
will come here by the millions to nurture their curiosity. science teachers in the bay area and around the country will call it their professional home, artists will continue to collaborate with scientists here. and science education institutions around the world will benefit from the research and the innovation that will occur here. this has been a true journey, long, and rewarding. a culmination of years and planning and hard work, not just by the exporatorium staff and board, about whom i can't say enough. [ applause ] but also by the city and the state including many of you here today. the exporatorium is really all about collaboration. collaborativive learning, collaborative decision-making and collaborative management. and this process has been a true collaboration, bringing together the staff and the board, government agencies, neighborhood associations, our fellow san francisco museums and many other con stitcies. >> raising the money to turn this bold vision into a reality was a true labor of love for the board. two factors made our job actually quite easy. first, everyone in
May 12, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >> teachers are preparing for a first grade class. jonalizae has been teaching science here for seven years. with two assistants, she teaches 150 students split between three classes simultaneously. her assistants specialize in other subjects and are available during this period. classes are 90 minutes long. >> good morning. >> she first entered class a and hands out activity sheets. she writes on the blackboard what she's prepared beforehand. students copy everything on to their activity sheets. in classes b and c, her assistants follow exactly the same procedure. by writing everything down, students are able to absorb the subject matter and think of questions. about ten minutes after classes begin, students are ready to engage. she begins her brief lecture on today's topic. monsoons. >> so other countries affected by east asia monsoons are china, japan, korea. >> meanwhile, students from class b head to the library to research the subject by themselves. students from class c have been given the task of drawing a map of the philippines on their activity sheets and showing the movement of m
May 6, 2013 5:30pm PDT
to teaching, immersing students in an unusually comprehensive science curriculum that emphasizes problem-solving. special correspondent john tulenko of learning matters, which produces education stories for the newshour, has the story. >> reporter: on a crisp fall morning last october, king middle school in portland, maine, invited eighth-graders to what it calls a kickoff, the unveiling of an in-depth project that would be at the center of nearly all the students courses for the next four months. >> i direct your attention to this slide. this is called earth at night. >> reporter: science teacher peter hill set the stage. >> there are certain parts of the world that use a ton of energy. along with that, 25% of the world's population doesn't have electricity at all. but enough solar energy hits the earth every hour to supply the entire world's energy needs for a year. so we need to design tools that can capture all that sunlight that's hitting earth. or capture all that wind power that's sitting out on the gulf of maine. we need to-- wait for it-- revolt. >> reporter: hill handed the stu
May 8, 2013 5:30pm PDT
take effect. >> brown: miles o'brien reports from guatemala on the forensic science used to document charges of genocide that wiped out thousands of indigenous mayans in the early eighties. >> this skeleton shows evidence of four close range gunshot wounds to the head. the mans hands were tied behind his back: an execution. >> suarez: and why do hospitals charge wildly different amounts for the same procedures? we examine new data from center for medicare and medicaid. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the battle over the benghazi consulate attack was renewed today in congress. at a lengthy hearing, a house committee heard new testimony about what happened during the deadly assault and after. "
May 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
developments in the area of peer reviewed science in this area that dramatically affect the whole fees motion in terms of the application of 42 u.s.c. 1988. and my job here to you today is to give you straight answer to any question. and in addition to that, point out to you that the general accounting office has directed the f-c-c to conduct a new study because of these indications which is underway now, which drastically affects the whole underlying scientific body of data with regard to this. furthermore, i am going to tender for you for your attention a copy and i have several here of the february 8th, 2013 letter from a board certified pediatric neurologist at the harvard medical school, strongly showing, which is not the previously perceived science, that nonthermal severe damage does occur. i have here a july 12, 2012 letter from the american academy of pediatrics. i have here a december 12, 2012 letter from the american academy of pediatrics and copy. and i have here the full harvard 60-page study. my request is first that i do think that this should be disclosed, but most importantly
May 11, 2013 9:00am EDT
: the global battle over god, truth, and power.", you write about the war in iraq, israel, and science and what they have in common. not a lot, you might say, but they are involved with those who purport to be unchallenged but are in fact ideologies in which evidence is twisted and distorted and the support includes this governing idea. >> guest: the idea that we are living in this world of objective truth has been replaced by ideology. we are in a postmodern age. what that means is sometimes there are objective truths. if you think there is such a big thing, you're not very clever. you say this is the case. i said, no, it is not. but if there are things that are suggestible to the truth than lies. what has come and is this kind of power. the noticing of truth, everything is relative. i'm going to show you that my view of the world is going to win win over your view of the world. it is a power struggle. all of these ideologies will be seen as though there is nothing that can't be explained by ball evidence. nothing beyond the material world. anything that matters is the greatest number and ther
May 8, 2013 7:00am EDT
of energy department, land acquisition, science programs and operations of the nation's public land and secretary sally jewell saw a budget request for conservation when the department has been challenged by acts of sequestration and other pressures on the budget. let me suggest a few details we can discuss as the hearing proceeds. all told interior department programs funded by the subcommittee increase 4% compared to fiscal year 2015 for a total of $10.7 billion. the request includes $2.6 billion to the national park service which is 4% increase over 2013. the budget provides a significant increase for the operation of national parks, i am concerned the budget proposes cuts on that national heritage areas like the blackstone river valley national heritage corridor in rhode island and i look forward to discussing this issue with you. funding for the bureau of land management is up 4% over the fiscal year 2013 level 4 total of $1.1 billion. that amount includes a proposal for $48 million fee to strengthen the onshore oil and gas inspection program. the request also proposes increase
May 10, 2013 11:30am PDT
people in the sciences in their schools and we have presentations about that. there are people that are very curious about this and like you said, it is sort of the csi generation and people are very curious about how these things go. we try to be as receptive as we can to try not to disrupt the work flow. when we talk about the backlog, we reached out to several of our bay area partner laboratories to try to garner this information and they are not set up to capture that kind of data and the complexity of the different cases, the nature of the cases being very straight forward and complex, it's hard to put a target or a number on them. >> thank you very much, captain. you did a great job out there. >> commissioner kingsley. >> sergeant prea. it was excellent. thank you very much. >> you didn't catch me at my best. sorry. >> you did a very fine job. thank you to your staff. i just want to echo the president's recognizing the chief in foresight in making this a priority in terms of increasing the staff at the lab and in supporting the fine work at the lab with this extra staffin
May 9, 2013 12:00am PDT
for the vote. they were trying to get a movement, and there were advances and a revolutionary spirit in science that science would be more open to questioning dogmas of christianity. things are really just happening, so if you are about theseou read events occurred just happening -- that are just happening. you read about woodrow wilson. he said many sexist and racist .hings i had my ups and graphs region in -- i had maps and graphs. the fictitious people and the real people like a graph with intersections, so you can see where things are moving in .hronological time tavis: does it in any way to disservice to the faction? >> many historians weaves fiction in. been biased.have there are anti-semitic historians and racist historians who write about the south and are not about critical of slavery, but others are very critical. criticism. objective shakespeare and many other writers use history as material. a novel called "blonde" about norma jean baker. it uses the material as if it were a myth. in maryland and wrote is this middle -- marilyn monroe is this mythical creature. i am not writing a bi
May 8, 2013 7:30pm PDT
with the crime lab. you seem to have got a grasp of all the science involved. what's involved in both with law enforcement and the science side and the legal side when it goes before the court's. i have to tell you that you have done a great job. most people don't know this and i'm not going to embarrass you, but five years ago, you were an undercover with the dea working drug enforcement and this shows how much you have come so far with the department. >> as commissioner hammer made significant progress on this issue but we have seen crisis intervention and there is constant demand with juries in our folks in san francisco expect the evidence that we can produce and the fact that we are using technology and signs in the best way possible. we are going to have to look at the crime lag lab to improve our time to go provide additional funding to be able to out source these. justice delayed especially for a victim of sexual assault. i know certainly under chief's leadership we can always do better and do more. i would continue to support how this support is made and just not stop. >> in closing,
May 7, 2013 4:30am PDT
near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30
May 12, 2013 7:45pm EDT
science and have a degree in government but they don't know about the practical world how those policies will affect this person over here or over here or over their. that is the bottom-up approach. that is how i look at things but the disadvantage is you have to get out into the field to look at different things one of my very big concerns especially on the of fire and of the spectrum to many people that are not getting jobs. they have not learned to work skills. you have to stretch these kids. and my mother had a really good instinct. when i was little i would serve forgers to the dinner guest but today kids don't know how to shop or go up to the counter and ordered food and. if little timmy has jaspers no. he castigated himself it is not noisy you don't throw them into the deep end. [laughter] but remember no surprises. but you have to stretch. i was afraid to go to answer branch but it was a choice to weeks for one week or all summer but not going was not the issue. [laughter] because to many at had become the video-game playing recluse. i had a lot of trouble in high-school. i was t
May 7, 2013 8:00am PDT
into confirming that einstein was right. let me say a neat thing about science too. in a lot of fields, there'll be some sort of hero like einstein's our hero, here. we all love einstein. most of us do, yeah. so, einstein's our hero, and you tend to think, "well, if he's a hero, you don't wanna take shots at him." but in science, it's different. in science, say "hero-schmero." everybody is trying to crack that hero and find something wrong. everyone's attacking to see if they can find something wrong. and so science doesn't rest upon the reputation of some hero. science rests upon everyone else trying to find a crack in that theory. and all attempts, so far, have only gone on to substantiate this: time really is different when you're moving. but i'll tell you what? we're gonna talk more about these ideas next time and you know what i wanna do for you now? i wanna share with you a film that a friend of mine made way back in 1976. when i was teaching these ideas in the early '70s, i discovered this kind of treatment at the class board. that's one thing about teaching, you learn at the class boa
May 12, 2013 10:00pm EDT
with professor robert proctor from stanford university. professor of history of science and here is his most recent book "golden holocaust" origins of the cigarette catastrophe and the case for abolition" >> now joining as a stanford university a more familiar name is the newest book this save your general's hall five great commanders say doors that were lost dr. hansen what you mean when you talk about this saved war? >> nothing is over and tell it is over fermenta essential societies with the leadership individually that it was a bad idea or we can win or it did not turn out like we thought yet people in peacetime are not necessarily spectacular but come out of the shadows the military versions of the liberty balance for saviors. they have a particular profile from history and muscat war differently to say it is not lost and we can win but they have a hard time convincing people to give them the opportunity because by definition the eccentric personality tends to alienate people they are not team players whether domestically for sherman or david petraeus. >> host: those are the three of th
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May 6, 2013 7:25pm PDT
star wars movies. you're like these are excellent movies. that's how i got involved in science fiction. then you see the next three where the level of special effects have gotten so great. >> right. jon: but they're prequels to the other ones which like old timey talkees. and i can't explain that to an eight-year-old. >> right. jon: this doesn't suffer from that. >> not yet. jon: are you going to keep going. ( cheers and applause ). >> i don't know. jon: they don't tell you? you have to sign... don't they make you sign like you're involved now for 12 of these? >> no. i mean i had a long contract with them. now we're going to renegotiate. >> jon: really? you are iron man. you are! in this one it's the mandarin. >> yes. jon: the mandarin is a classic. the fact that they're bringing back the mandarin, this is from a billing from when i was a kid in the '60s and all those old cartoons. is the thought process to reintroduce some of those classic villains now? >> i guess so. i mean kevin, who is the president of marvel, is really the guy who had the vision. he's a big fan of the show by the
May 5, 2013 6:00pm PDT
of science, not challenging the science here. there is a question of political judgment, and it belongs right there. it is a question for the congress and president to decide. as a matter of policy, do you really want 12, 13-year-old girls getting access to contraceptives? >> excuse me, i'm going to interrupt here and just say, we have had this conversation on this show before. none of you could ever get pregnant. i rest my case. >> that was the point i was going to make. >> and it has been a problem. [laughter] conversationsame with my wife who is a health care editor. i was questioning whether or not -- the validity of granting this to kids of that age. we have the same exchange. she said to me, you will never get pregnant. i think that really illustrates in a stark way the way that men and women think about this particular issue. >> all right. i am changing the subject. notice how silly i do that. did you notice sandra day o'connor tell the editorial board that regarding bush to be gore, perhaps the court should have said we are not going to take it, goodbye? >> timing is everything, sandy
May 13, 2013 12:00pm PDT
look at the science of galvanizing l >>> the bay bridge worry is now stretching from the roadway to the tower. a closer look at the science of galvanizing metal and what the concerns mean for the $6.4 million bridge. those stories and more tonight at 5:00. >> the warriors are even tied with the spurs. 22 points at home last night. golden state 97, san antonio 87 and head over to san antonio for game 5. tickets go on sale today at 3:00. they are looking pretty good. >> if they can win again and bring it back, they can close this thing down. >> do you remember before this started the warriors are out in four games. look at now. 2 and 2. and look like they got a shot. >> they definitely have a shot. >> if they get this next game, watch out. >> they are going all the way. >> i didn't say that. >> they are playing great. exciting future. >> yeah , absolutely right. >> how's the weather? >> a little gray. should be a nice afternoon. >> enjoy, everybody. ,, [ tires screeching ] [ metal crashing ] [ sea gulls calling ] >> bill: brooke, are you there? >> brooke: yes, i'm here. >> bill: w
May 6, 2013 2:30am PDT
which is very big right now, science, engineering and techcology and mathematics. we want to make sure everyone is equipped for every job possible and our technology sectors there are is not enough women in the population in general and there are a lot of openings in the computer science field so we look forward working with you to open up the job sectors for women. >> thank you. >> thank you president soo. with that commissioners we will return to section two which is commission overview and we're on item b which is the department on the status of women and we have director murase. >> good evening everyone. so thrilled to be here. this is really a historic moment. we haven't had a joint meeting with the small business commission so we're excite body today r tonight. i want to thank your director regina dick-endrizzi and others that were a pleasure to work with and they put in many hours to see that tonight worked smoothly so i'm going to give a few slides based on our annual report what it is that we do. the commission of status of women was established by the board of supervisor
May 8, 2013 7:00pm PDT
with the public knowledge of this science being available. there are many cases where the majority of cases where the system district attorneys, d. a.'s office request this evidence because they know that jury 's demand it. they go into a courtroom they expect to see dna evidence. one of the challenges that we face is a number of criminalist that we have. in 2010 we had 3 criminalist that were available to do independent casework and one supervisor. that's four people. that year we had 441 request for dna. what you have to consider about criminalist is like police officers, there is a training period and a probationary period. the criminalist have a philosophy that speed kills. there is no, while the chief was able, as you can see through 2012 to expedited hiring. there is no way to expedited an individual's training. we have the guideline that mandate the type of training and efficiency that criminalist have to demonstrate when an individual is eligible they can be signed off to do independent casework. the last part, from 2010 we have 3 and 1 and today we have 2 supervisors and 13 criminalist.
May 8, 2013 2:30pm PDT
science leaders, [inaudible] and janet gray, so science questions galor, they can handle them all, policy questions, we'll have to deflect some of those to nancy for another time, so what i'm going to present today is what we call our healthy home and healthy world tours, i'll talk a little bit about who the breast cancer fund is and then we're going to walk through ki
May 12, 2013 6:30am PDT
will have free, science workshops. 70. yes. 70 under served middle high school students, opportunities to participate in college prep courses right here and training and hiring of over 200 of our city's youth, in docet jobs called explainers who will be warmly greeting you in front of the brand new station of the exporatorium of muni. [ applause ] >> so that is the function and the purpose of the exporatorium and let me tell you a little bit about how this place does even more than that. it provides public new access, public access to water-front sites for the first time in over 50 years. two, brand new acres of public accessible open space. access to our historic bulkhead at pier 15 and the bay history walk. links to the urban and marine environment with two new, brand new pedestrian bridges. and public access to a spectacular water way, between the piers. and so you know that it is not surprising that the exporatorium is called san francisco our innovation capitol of the world home for over four decades, because the world can see that the spirit of innovation permeating from every ex
May 9, 2013 8:00pm PDT
of the 17th century where trade, industry and science were among the world. the one small port of amsterdam were one of the commercial centers in the entire world. this concentration of capital enriched bankers and merchants but also created the society in europe. the arch of the dutch golden age. 17th century travelers visiting holland remarked on the number of artist. typically western european artist on the monarch and the nobility as well as the very wealthie catholic church. an open market to a wide clientele that arranged from variety of merchants. it displays a modern domestic rather than extravagant or royal setting which it was carried. emily who is the director of the morris house. the expansion which i will talk about in an a little bit will give it more space. for the collection there is a limited pictures they can acquire but too large for the building. so where do the paintings come from? how can they be there. this is an exceptional and remarkable museum. this splendid 17th century city palace was constructed between 1633-1634 next to the dutch government. i was told the p
May 7, 2013 3:30am PDT
are three key ethical -- the first one is this. i do not think that there is any legitimate basis in science, medicine, or any ethical code that i know of or the bible, for that matter for our criminal law tdistinguishing between those wo have alcohol and tobacco and people who put other substances in their body. there is no legitimate basis for distinguishing between the alcoholic on the one hand under criminal law and between the drug addict on the other. that is first. the second ethical point is i hope most of you agree with this. i do not believe that anybody should be punished simply for what we put into our own bodies absent harm to others. nobody deserves to be punished for what we put in our bodies absent harm to others. hurt somebody, yes and not tell me your addiction was the excuse. we need to be regarded as sovereign over our minds and bodies. the criminal law should not be treating anyone as a criminal for what we put in here. when one is trying to pursue a particular public health or public safety objective, reducing the harm of drugs or whatever it might be. and when you have
May 8, 2013 3:30pm PDT
health and safety information on chemicals, would use the best science to assess safety, so not old science but new science, would seek to protect vulnerable populations like we talked about way back when, right, prenatally and in pregnancy, those ones that are maybe more vulnerable to chemical exposures and also to reduce exposures in communities with unfair burden of exposures, we know that very often, poor communities, communities of color, communities with less resources are exposed to higher levels of chemicals so we have to reduce that unfair burden because they already have enough unfair burden, so that calls for some comprehensive changes and we want to see those happen. the senate is not likely to reconvene and vote on this bill because we are winding down of course with this legislative session and this particular administration in terms of senates turning over, they're all -- most of them are up for re-election, house is turning over -- about half of them are up for re-election and of course presidential election as well, and so it is very likely of course that this will
May 8, 2013 7:30am EDT
natives and found science to drive our decisionmaking. investments focused on the economy, jobs and country's future, and $513 million increase from 2012 enacted budget -- for the fire program. there is a lot to take, your referenced, mr. chairman, land and water conservation fund and the request over a two year period of time that moving to mandatory funding category. ability really a 50 year promised to the american people to take offshore oil and gas revenue and mitigate those impact by putting them into conservation programs on shore and touched every single county across the united states and given the environment we are in, mandatory funding makes sense and we get into more of that. on the science side we have $946 million investment in basic and applied science to support the mission essential programs. it is $138 million from 2012. to what do we use this for? the fish and wildlife service addressing invasive species threats. one big one is the asian part as a potentially moves into the great lakes. we get that out of control and we are in real trouble. this provides the
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